Wednesday, March 15, 2006; Posted: 3:09 a.m. EST (08:09 GMT)
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (AP) -- An editor who chose to publish caricatures of Prophet Mohammed in the University of Illinois' student-run newspaper last month has been fired, the paper's publisher announced Tuesday. More...
Truthfully, I feel bad that this cost someone their job, but on the other hand, I'm certain that deep down he knew that this was the incorrect path for his publication to take. "Free speech" is not an excuse to further inflame 1.5 billion people. Why even go there? Why deliberately add fuel to the fire and try shield yourself with "freedom of speech", knowing full well that many have died during the course of violent protests? The events of the past many weeks are compelling enough reasons to refrain from re-publishing the cartoons. This isn't rocket science. It's a case of "good of the one versus good of the many".
Publishers, newspapers, anti-Muslim chest beating bigots: You're all out-numbered. Face it and act responsibly. -AT
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